“Despite the government’s unpreparedness for a safe return to school in this pandemic, the government continues to undermine the state of education by intensifying militarization in indigenous communities and schools.”
Tags: attacks on Lumad schools
7 of 13 Lumad students being sent back to Mindanao ‘without legal authority’
The SOS Network denounced what it called “illegal transport of minors” by authorities.
Arrested Lumad students, teachers denied access to lawyers
“It contradicts the proper protocols of handling children. Supposedly they should have been brought to a social welfare facility and not in an undisclosed place.”
To the ‘rescue’
By DEE AYROSO
Lumad students vow to defend UP, their sanctuary
“We will defend UP, our sanctuary, as much as it has defended us.” – Lumad student
Schools, if only
By DEE AYROSO
Groups call for immediate release of peasant leader, Lumad teacher in Mindanao
“In light of the closure of Lumad schools on the basis of unverified and malicious military reports, such [arrests] are indicative of incessant violations against indigenous and peasant communities.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Different groups assailed the recent arrests of a peasant leader and two Lumad volunteer teachers on Oct. 10…
Salugpongan leaders slam red-tagging
Datu Kaylo clarified that Salugpongan has been recognized by the NCIP Region XI as Tribal Council of elders in 2003, and it is entitled to all rights, benefits, and privileges granted under Republic Act 8371 or the Indigenous Peoples’Rights Act (IPRA).
DepEd upholds lumad school
The Department of Education last Tuesday issued a statement that it “did not order the closure of any school serving indigenous people’s learners.” “This is in view of a recent claim,” it added, “that a Salugpongan learning center in the [Davao] region was closed down ‘upon the order of the Department.” Salugpongan Ta Tanu Igkanogon…
Ocampo et al released on bail, vow to file countercharges against perpetrators
“Make no mistake about it: while we welcome this victory, those responsible for these despicable acts cannot just rest yet because they will be surely held accountable.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Bayan Muna representative Satur Ocampo, ACT Rep. France Castro and 16 others who were released on bail vow to file…
Context of Talaingod incident | The decades-old struggle of Lumad in Pantaron Mountain Range for ancestral land, right to self-determination
In light of the recent events, Bulatlat compiled some of its stories on Pantaron Mountain Range to provide context why the government has been deploying battalions of soldiers in Mindanao and why Lumad schools are under attack.